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Shi'ite Religious Flags (Iran)

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Fatemeh Shiite flag

Source: https://en.abna24.com/news//changing-of-flag-ceremony-held-at-hazrat-masoumeh-holy-shrine-in-qom_957822.html

Caption: On the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatemeh Masoumeh, [he daughter of Imam Musa Kazem and sister of Imam Reza], the changing of the flag ceremony was carried out at her Holy Shrine in Qom, South of Tehran, Iran; c. July 2019
Bill Garrison, 25 November 2019

Fatemeh Shiite flag (Iran) image located by Bill Garrison, 22 December 2019

Source: http://en.hawzahnews.com/news/353796/The-flag-of-holy-shrine-of-Fatemeh-Maasoume-a-s-to-be-gifted
Caption: The flag of the Shia Holy Shrine of Fatemeh Maasoume (or: Fatima Masumeh) in Qom, Iran [c. Dec. 22, 2019].
Bill Garrison, 22 December 2019


Shia Muslim banner

Shiite banner (Iran) image located by Valentin Poposki, 9 December 2011

I was able to contact أحمد سميح مصالحة (Ahmad Sameeh Massalha) who kindly helped identify this flag. The gold text عليٌ ولي الله means "Ali is God's liege" or "The liege from God". Ahmad says this is another Shia Muslim banner declaring their allegiance to Ali (Hussein's father), the 4th Muslim caliph whose death preceded and actuated the Shia-Sunni split.
Esteban Rivera, 28 August 2020